Reading a room is the first step to executive presence and creating influence. Three quick keys: 1) pay attention to non-verbal cues 2) being fully present and undistracted and 3) practice global listening.
We all have unique talents and gifts. I choose to call them your super powers because when you apply your strengths in the right context you will have a super impact. No, this does not make you a super hero.
Personal brand matters for organizational leaders just as much, if not more than for businesses and media stars. Your brand is like having an army of spokespersons whispering positive things about you when you are not around. More important, as a decision make and change agent, knowing your brand well helps you to really good decisions
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For many of the women that I support, they often start off feeling very disconnected and not able to easily let their guards down. This is an unfortunate by product of modern organization life and to go-go nature of our lives. In addition to feeling isolated, there is often a quiet unrest that they don’t feel comfortable sharing. I know that this uneasy feeling is a natural and a positive sign of the need for a shift in an area in their lives.
I recommend to my clients who are knee-deep in the stress and guilt cycle to change their scorecards. It really is quite simple and powerful….
Do you have the three key skills to advance your career? There are three essential skills that professional women and men must master to advance their career. The good news is that all these skills … read more
You are good at what you do, that’s wonderful, but it doesn’t mean you have to stop there. You’re what I call a reacher! The good news is, you can reach high without leaving behind the hard work and success you’ve earned in your current organization. In other words, don’t leave behind all the positive contributions you’ve made to your organization during your tenure. It can be as good as money in the bank when it comes to making cross-organization career moves.
As leaders who have to balance busy home and work lives, finding calm is a great way to distinguish yourself from your peers. In this calm you are the best position to demonstrate executive presence, superior decision making and levelheadedness.
While we all need to sleep to function well physically, how we recharge our batteries mentally and emotionally is unique. Some people recharge by being around people. Some recharge by closing the bedroom and bathroom doors and taking a long bath. For some of you, exercise is energizing. When you are close to burnout, it’s because you take on more of what drains you and stop doing things that recharge the spirit